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From the creator of the Emmy Award-winning Downton Abbey...

“Damian Baxter was a friend of mine at Cambridge. We met around the time when I was doing the Season at the end of the Sixties. I introduced him to some of the girls. They took him up, and we ran about together in London for a while….”

Nearly forty years later, the narrator hates Damian Baxter and would gladly forget their disastrous last encounter. But if it is pleasant to hear from an old friend, it is more interesting to hear from an old enemy, and so he accepts an invitation from the rich and dying Damian, who begs him to track down the past girlfriend whose anonymous letter claimed he had fathered a child during that ruinous debutante season.

The search takes the narrator back to the extraordinary world of swinging London, where aristocratic parents schemed to find suitable matches for their daughters while someone was putting hash in the brownies at a ball at Madame Tussauds. It was a time when everything seemed to be changing—and it was, but not always quite as expected.

About the Author

JULIAN FELLOWES is the winner of the 2001 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for Gosford Park. He also wrote the screenplays for Vanity Fair and The Young Victoria. His first novel, Snobs, was a New York Times, LA Times, and BookSense bestseller; his other works include The Curious Adventure of the Abandoned Toys and the book for the Disney stage musical of Mary Poppins. He lives in London and Dorset, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312570804
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Literary
Author:
Fellowes, Julian
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20101012
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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